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Four Types of Innovation – part 4

Obsolescence is something every company should fear. Operational
Innovation is more about the how of business than the
what. Being efficient, up-to-date, and innovative in your processes,
operations, and relationships is every bit as important
as having a killer product or service. Every company and 100
percent of its workforce should be engaged in Operational Innovation
at all times. Continue reading

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“Marketplace Innovation is about building or expanding new markets. Living in the realm of features, benefits and sales, Marketplace Innovation is all about devising ways to reach and delight the customer in engaging ways. By coming up with unique modifications for products, services and delivery methods, its aim is to have a positive impact on people’s lives.” Continue reading

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Category Innovation is an equal mix of risk and opportunity. Although stemming from successful Transformational Innovations like the light bulb, the Internet, or mobile payments, the application or the customer segment addressed by Category Innovation is new. Continue reading

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Four Types of Innovation - part 1

Transformational Innovation is the granddaddy of innovation. It comes along rarely and is so big and powerful that others continue to build on it for generations to come. Continue reading

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Breaking Away - A New Way to Look at Innovation

We had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Jane Stevenson, Vice Chairman, Board and CEO Services, Korn Ferry; and Bilal Kaafarani, Chief Innovation Officer and Group President for Yildiz Holding and Vice Chairman of Northstar Innovation, a new venture with Yildiz Holding. They are co-authors of the book BREAKING AWAY: How Great Leaders Create Innovation that Drives Sustainable Growth–And Why Others Fail. (McGraw-Hill 2011) Thank you Joan Holman, Innovation Excellence’s Publishing Editor for connecting us! Continue reading

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Because We Can: 2012 Predictions for Innovators

We got together over a great bottle of wine and ruminated on all the great contributions you’ve made this year and came up with these predictions for innovators — for the people who do the real work in innovation. Continue reading

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